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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: What Color Should I paint my e46
Estoril Blue 34 28.81%
Avus Blue 16 13.56%
Silverstone 13 11.02%
Techno Violet 32 27.12%
Sakhir Orange 23 19.49%
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 02:18:28 PM   #21
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Default Re: e46 Was Vandalized. Help Me Choose New Color

997 RS green like obiobans old e36 could be interesting...
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If I could choose any color I would go with LeMans blue. Interlagos blue is nice as well.
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997 RS green like obiobans old e36 could be interesting...
Yes that's exactly what I pictured, but at the same point the lines on an e46 don't suit a green... I'm second guessing myself lol
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Avus/Lemans Blue
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I would keep the same color. From list I would go with Estroil Blue.

If you really want to change few more options out of ur list

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Yes that's exactly what I pictured, but at the same point the lines on an e46 don't suit a green... I'm second guessing myself lol
yeah I'm not sure it would look good on the e46... for sure an all out track car would be cool but maybe not a street car
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If I had the opportunity I would do something different. There's so many nice blues for the F80 M3.
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Old Fri, Apr-28-2017, 08:23:07 PM   #28
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I can't imagine the insurance payout will get you anywhere close to the price of a color change respray, but from the list I'd vote for Avus.
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I'm voted for Avus but I think Macao should be considered. I haven't seen any e46 M3 in Macao. It's deep bluish purple so it be a nice middle between avus and techno
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I can't imagine the insurance payout will get you anywhere close to the price of a color change respray, but from the list I'd vote for Avus.
My thought as well - I'm thinking the difference will be significant enough that you won't have a good ROI come selling time.

I think a fresh coat of Tiag, done right, would be killer. I think Tiag is a highly underrated color for these cars with the right wheels/trim. This will cost you nothing and probably raise the value of the car - it'll certainly be cleaner than it was.
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